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Franklin, MA | Vice President of Health Services

Classification  Exempt

Reports To

Senior Vice President of Adult Services or designee



Ensure the health care needs of individuals supported by HMEA are met through the highest standards of care.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Registered Nurse License
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or related field; Master’s preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years nursing experience (3 of which must be in health care for individuals with IDD/MH)
  • Minimum 2-3 years management and 5 years of supervisory experience preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving status as determined by HMEA.
  • Additional specific experience may be required.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to see, speak and hear
  • Ability to kneel, bend and carry items.
  • Ability to transfer individuals from and to wheelchair.
  • Ability to tolerate significant amounts of walking, standing and sitting.
  • Ability to complete and implement any physical training requirements determined by HMEA.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of, and commitment to, agency mission and values.
  • Supervise Assistant VP of Health Services and divide the supervison of 14Medical Coordinators and Day Habilitation Nurses to ensure that health care needs of supported individuals are coordinated and monitored at the highest standards of care
  • Ensure department’s provision of Residential Health Care trainings, MRT trainings, Day Hab trainings and other topic specific areas as identified and/or requested based on the needs of the individuals supported
  • Design and ensure the implementation of systems for monitoring DPH certifications and MAP procedures, in conjunction with the agency’s MAP Oversight RN
  • Ensure department’s compliance with regulatory practices and health-related procedures including the highest level of compliance through ongoing surveys and audits (DDS, CARF, DMA, MAP)
  • Develop and continually update agency Policies and Procedures related to health care provision.
  • Ensure intakes and referrals for services in the agency’s various divisions are evaluated in a timely manner and participate in relevant referral meetings
  • Actively participate as member of agency’s expanded admin team
  • Ensure staff meetings for Medical Coordinators and Day Hab Nurses occur regularly
  • Develop and implement department’s Strategic Plan in conjunction with the agency’s Strategic Planning process
  • Identify and review performance measures/data on health-related outcomes for the department
  • Responsible for recruitment and retention for Health Services; in conjunction with agency recruiter, conduct nurse interviews and hiring for vacant positions, promote staff retention through management efforts
  • Ensure the department’s effective utilization of the agency’s EMR to document and track identified health related documentation
  • Assume other Medical Coordinator’s duties when necessitated by absenceor vacancy
  • Perform other reasonably related duties as assigned.


To perform the job successfully, an employee should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position.

  • Problem Solving- identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
  • Respect –shows respect for self, coworkers and the individuals supported.
  • Interpersonal Skills- maintains confidentiality, remains open to others’ ideas and exhibits willingness to try new things.
  • Oral communication- speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations demonstrates group presentation skills.
  • Written Communication- is able to read and write information to communicate.
  • Planning/organizing- prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans.
  • Computer Literacy Skills
  • Quality control- demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Adaptability- adapts to changes in the work environment and deals with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.
  • Dependability- is consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction and solicits feedback to improve performance.
  • Safety and security- actively promotes and personally observes safety and security procedures, and uses equipment and materials properly.

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Posted 11/14/18

Shapiro Family Endowed Chair in Developmental Disability Studies

The UCLA School of Nursing invites applicants for the position of The Shapiro Family Endowed Chair in Developmental Disability Studies, a tenure-track faculty position. This appointment builds on the School of Nursing’s national and international leadership to inform care for people with developmental disabilities and their families. The Chair holder will help position the School as a champion to advance education, research, practice and healthcare policy in the area of developmental disabilities.

Requirements: Must have: 1. earned doctoral degree in nursing or related fields 2. academic credentials and leadership skills 3. meritorious program of funded research consistent with the awarding of tenure.

Applicants for the Chair holder should have skillsets to establish and promote the advancement of knowledge through work in the basic and/or clinical sciences in the area of developmental disabilities. He/She should be a highly regarded educator with a demonstrated commitment to education for the next generation of nurses to care for individuals with developmental disabilities. Also, should be academically active in strategies to improve the care and well-being of individuals with developmental disabilities.

Preferred candidates should be scientists with a current, focused research program that advances science in care of individuals/populations with developmental disability and is congruent with the mission of the School. Also, must have a distinguished record of funded research.

Applicants should submit all materials at the official UCLA website at: http://apptrkr.com/1315538

To assure full consideration, applications should be submitted by November 1 2018. Position to remain open until filled.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.


Posted: 10/26/2018